I’m only starting to become better at this. Sometimes it seems more simple to just clean up spills myself. However, this simple tip helps them to take responsibility for their accidents. It also might help them try and be more careful next time. Kids will spill. They are still learning to manipulate items in the hand. They haven’t had 20+ years of experience like you have. Have patience. I know it feels like the fifth time it has happened today. It probably is. However, having them help clean it up will take away some of that burden. I love having a small broom, paper towels at their level, and a dust buster because they are all items they can use. I don’t like them working with the cleaning sprays, even though I buy a more natural product. I even have my 22 month old helping when he spills. Makes me wish I pursued this more when the girls were smaller.
Day #270 Tip – Teach Them to Clean up their Own Spills
September 27, 2012 by Leave a Comment